The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology held its first virtual Summit on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. Over 200 alums, students and faculty joined over zoom to hear the two keynotes. This year’s summit was on “Navigating the uncharted waters in a virtual world” and the M&T Seniors gave their integration lab pitches to a panel of alumni judges in competing for a $2,000 first prize.
The summit kicked off with a moderated conversation between Engineering Dean Vijay Kumar and Hital Meswani ’90 – Executive Director and Member of the Board of Reliance Industries Ltd. This was followed by student integration lab presentations judged by Ken Glass ’82, Allie Rogers ’87, Maneesha Ghiya ’00, Lauren Sholder ’04, Danish Munir ’09. Team Trace3D comprising of M&T senior Jared Rogers along with Kevin Chazotte, John Berg, Owen Ford, and Aviva Hurvitz from the mechanical engineering department won the $2000 first prize. The team designed and manufactured a proof-of-concept electromechanical 3D printer. A Fireside Chat with Deika Morrison ’94 – Co-Founder and managing director of Mdk Advisory & Consulting Ltd., our afternoon keynote was led by M&T faculty Director Professor Gad Allon. This year’s closing remarks were given by The Wharton School Dean Erika James. Throughout the day, the majority of the questions were geared towards the impact of the pandemic on businesses globally.